Visit the Spanish Riding School in the heart of Vienna and get to know the young Lipizzan horses. You will learn about the origins of these noble…
Enjoy Vienna and explore the city with free, unlimited use of the city's metro, tram, and bus lines. Get around the city quickly and easily, and…
Enjoy a look behind the scenes of the Spanish Riding School on this guided tour. Admire the stunning architecture of the centuries-old institution.
Be enchanted by the treasures of the past. Admire the jewels of the Habsburgs and parts of the original jewelry of Empress Elisabeth!
Discover the imperial sites of Vienna with a 1, 2, or 3-day ticket for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Jump off at any of the stops along the…
Enjoy a guided walk in Vienna that's ideal for history and music lovers. See many of the city's iconic monuments and tour the Vienna Opera House.
Don't waste your time waiting in line! On this city tour, get a delightful taste of Vienna's cultural landmarks, taking in the Opera and many other…
Experience Vienna on this 3-hour bike tour, and discover a great selection of this magnificent city's sights and landmarks.
Enjoy a compact tour of central Vienna and see the city's highlights. Admire the Hofburg and see where Mozart lived.
Top sights in Vienna
Vienna's Hofburg Palace ranks among the most popular tourist attraction in Austria, offering a window into the life and customs of the illustrious Habsburg family. Here are 5 fascinating facts to give you a taste of what awaits within its majestic walls.
The Hofburg Palace has been the home of countless Austrian rulers over the centuries. Today, it's the official residence and workplace of the President of Austria.
The gigantic palace comprises 18 wings and more than 2,000 different rooms. Due to the centuries of expansion, different architectural styles come together in a stunning ensemble.
Discover how the royals lived and visit the sumptuous apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. The beautifully maintained rooms are the Hofburg's top attraction.
The popular silver collection exhibits 7,000 objects that were necessary for running the imperial household, giving fascinating insight into the dining culture of the emperors.
Empress Elisabeth, better known as Sisi, is the most beloved of all Austrian empresses. She was honored with her own museum, which is one of the Hofburg's most popular attractions.
The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra regularly performs in the Hofburg Palace's sumptuous halls. Classical music lovers shouldn't miss out on this singular experience. Note that tickets for the concerts must be booked in advance.
It's simply impossible to see every part of the Hofsburg Palace's vast complex in a single day. Plan your visit in advance to make sure you see your top priorities. Alternatively, spread your visit over several days.
If you loved the Hofsburg Palace, don't miss out on the equally spectacular Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburg's summer residence, also located in Vienna.
- When should I visit?
- Open September to June, 9:00AM to 5:30PM, July and August, 9:00AM to 6:00PM.
- Is it expensive?
- Adult tickets start at € 12,50 and continue onwards depending on tours and packages selected.
- Will I need a guide?
- A tour is a great way to learn more about the history.
- How to get there
- Take the U3 to Herrengasse or trams 1, 2, D or J to Burgring.
- Additional information
- Wheelchairs can be rented free of charge with the deposit of an ID at the entrance.
- Filming and photographing are not allowed unless you have an official permit.
What people are saying about Hofburg Palace
My entire family loved Marieta and her walking tour of the city. Vienna is a beautiful city, and her insight was a five star performance. Every building she provided an excellent description of it’s history. Both my wife and mother in law love roses, and when she took through the park, the roses left them both speechless. She could not have planned a better tour. Marieta is gracious, professional and every family that tours Vienna should request her. We thank her one last time for the tour of a lifetime.
The tour guide accompanied us where the car for the city tour was waiting, then met us again in Schonbrunn Entrance and lead us directly inside the Palace Our city tour was on May 1, City Center was blocked by manifestations but our City Tour driver/guide did his best to show us almost all the interesting places in the list.
The tour may be 2.5 hours long, but was well done and was very informative. went over the history of vienna, how the city grew and what the city has become today. very well done.
Overall was ok, earphones were not the most comfortable for people with smaller ears like me. Liked that they offered 3 routes and could see a big part of Vienna within one day.
It would have been useful to know that we cannot enter with the digital ticket, but need printed tickets from the main desk. Otherwise it's been a very enjoyable experience.